Companies you'll love to work for

Systems Administrator

Checkpoint ID

Checkpoint ID

Software Engineering, IT
Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

From the day we opened our doors in 1971, MRI Software has built flexible, game-changing real estate software solutions to improve people’s lives. The only way to carry out that mission is to hire the absolute best employees on earth. People like you.

Work hard, play hard. Always. Our relentless commitment to client success, our employee resource groups and our promise to empower our teams to reach their full potential are a few examples of what makes MRI Software special.

And we’re insanely dedicated to creating a work environment that you look forward to every single day. That’s why we invest heavily in our employee engagement, so you enjoy the tech industry’s best perks. Together with the whole Pride, (lion roar for "family") employees, customers, and partners, we’re on a mission to break new ground and lead the real estate industry into a digital-first future.

We understand the need to provide a flexible working environment partnered with team collaboration and socialisation. Therefore, we operate a hybrid working model with 3 days of working from home per week. This role is based in the Johannesburg office.

Position Overview:

As a Systems Administrator within the MRI Software IT Services Team, you will work across Private and Public cloud technologies, learning business processes whilst being exposed to exciting new technologies such as VMWare vCentre, Azure, Cisco hardware, Palo Alto and/or Fortigate firewalls and many more networking, application and operational tools.

In this position, you will assist primarily with SQL Server scripting & execution as well as a wide range of IT operational duties such as Microsoft Active Directory management, supporting data processing solutions & support, VMware Virtual Machine deployment and configuration, Anti-Virus and security vulnerability activities, deploying virtual web servers, reporting, Power BI experience, onsite infrastructure hardware and facilities management


  • Strong SQL scripting and SQL administration

  • Installation and maintenance for SQL Servers, IIS , SMTP Relaying, backups

  • Deployment and configuration of VMware Virtual Machines in vCentre and Azure

  • Installation and management of IT security tools

  • Office 365 support and management

  • Experience with Service Management Tools, such as Service Now, Salesforce & Freshdesk

  • Adhoc Desktop Support (Hardware and Software)

  • Review of SOPs and documentation

  • Remote Desktop Gateway management, configuration, and troubleshooting

  • Configuration of monitoring tools

  • Active Directory management and troubleshooting

  • VPN Configuration and troubleshooting

  • General vCentre management and troubleshooting

  • SFTP Server management

  • Certificate Management

  • Asset and Inventory Management

  • MS Teams VoIP integration understanding

  • Biometrics and Access Control

  • General IT Facilities Management

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong focus on SQL scripting and administration

  • Interest in general IT (Networking, Operating Systems, Security)

  • Attention for detail, ability to follow SOPs and suggest improvements to documentation and processes

  • Effective communication skills to both internal and external clients


  • SQL / Azure DBA certified

  • Azure Certified or working towards

  • Networking certified

  • ITIL v3 or v4 nice to have

We’re obsessed with making this the best job you’ve ever had!

  • We want our teams to love working here, so we’ve created some incredible perks for you to enjoy:

  • We want our staff to love working here, and so we’ve created a few unique perks such as office breakfasts, quarterly lunches and virtual social events.

  • Additionally, we value your input in your employee experience and have employee-led groups such as our DEI committee, employee resource groups such as Women and Allies, and our Pride Event Group

  • Have confidence in your health with our offered Medical Aid Scheme.

  • Invest in our competitive Personal Pension plan and help set you up for your future.

  • Big on family? So are we! Here at MRI Software we recognise that your family is important, and being able to spend quality time with your family as it grows is a wonderful experience. Therefore, the MRI Software Parental Leave benefit is designed to give you the opportunity to spend time with your new arrival(s).

  • Enjoy a fantastic work-life balance with 25 days of annual leave plus public Holidays, and finish early 6 times a year with our ‘Flexi’ scheme.

  • Further your professional development with our Tuition Reimbursement Schemes

  • Enjoy the flexibility of working from anywhere in the world for two weeks out of the year!

MRI continues to strive to amaze as a global industry leader in real estate software. Whether you are joining as a new pride member or bringing your expertise back, your talent is important to maintaining MRI’s high client experience standard and continuing our growth in the PropTech space.

Amazing growth takes amazing employees. Are you up to the challenge?

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting remarkable candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you!

As a global company, we believe diversity brings benefits for our people, customers and clients. This is why MRI Software is committed to being an inclusive employer, regardless of your ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, military and veteran status.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion are values that are critical to our success; come and see for yourself.